Benton County honored the resilience and courage of Japanese Americans who faced injustice during WWII. Watch the proclamation reading, commemorating February 20, 2024, as Benton County’s Day of Remembrance of Japanese Americans Incarcerated during World War II, with Dr. Janet Nishihara from Oregon State University, Jessica Hougen, and Terri Thomas from the Benton County Historical Society.
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First Vice President of the Linn Benton The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Christopher Hughbanks, reads a proclamation for Black History Month Feb. 6 at the Kalapuya Building in Corvallis. The Benton County Commissioners recognized the invaluable contributions of African Americans throughout history with a proclamation.